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July 26, 2019

She held onto it like the times you hold on to the .25 seconds when the sun shines on your face during a blistering winter day. She finally looked up at this little rosy face hoping to hear her small voice say “mamá”

July 18, 2019

Life coaching as we know it started in the 1980s as a way to help people. Life coaches make it clear that the service they provide is not therapy, but they help you organize and focus to become the best person you can be.

This is Peter Gourri - British transplant, Jersey City enthusiast, and a great coach. I worked with Peter, deep diving into overcoming fears, working through issues, and learning techniques to help myself. Peter has also become a friend and I love being able to share his story and his passion.

Let’s start at the beginning. Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a British expat living in the Tri-state area, who works with clients all over the world including New York, Jersey City, Los Angeles, London, and Singapore.

I grew up in London, United Kingdom. My parents were both immi...

June 26, 2019

The small community, neighborhood feel that brings all of Jersey City together will be lost because without us, there is no community. Jersey City is a city, but we all call it a town because we know our neighbors, work together, and work across so many divisions created by society. Help us continue to make Jersey City special by preserving what makes the city amazing — the people.

June 16, 2019

Riding a bike takes practice. Riding a bike through Jersey City takes gumption and a really good helmet. Riding miles through the local counties takes dedication. And riding to raise money for local organizations should be celebrated.

May 7, 2019

Low and mid-income are not money makers for developers where the bottom line is #1. But Jersey City is not just the community of the wealthy and those who can afford to pay almost NYC rent prices. “Developers need to understand they are still coming into an already established community and should work with that community to fill their needs,” Gadsden shared.

March 21, 2019

To fully understand the Union Dry Dock issue in Hoboken we have to go back 30-50 years when the coast of Hudson County was still an industrial Center. Huge names in industry had factories throughout the county such as Maxwell House, Lipton and Hudson Tea, Joseph Dixon Crucible Company, and Colgate-Palmolive. Water powered the factories, the waterway was an easy way to bring goods in and out, and also became an easy dumping ground for waste. 


Fast forward to now when the landscape of Hudson County has changed from industrial to residential and commercial where people actually use the waterfront and appreciate it.

Picture provided by InspoGrammin


There has been a Dry Dock at 901 Sinatra Drive below Castle Rock and next to the Shipyard Complex for years. “It is a depot to be used for refueling...

March 20, 2019

Tell us more about Survival Week – sounds like a National Geographic Show. We hold all of our lessons in street clothes. This prepares our students for an accidental fall into water - a scenario under real-life conditions. We are the only swim school who offers this extra level of safety training.Tell us more about Survival Week – sounds like a National Geographic Show. We hold all of our lessons in street clothes. This prepares our students for an accidental fall into water - a scenario under real-life conditions. We are the only swim school who offers this extra level of safety training.

March 6, 2019

In addition to working for the Port of Entry program and helping her students, Litman volunteers - “I am a volunteer at Liberty Humane Society (go adopt a pet!) and I teach English to adult immigrants with The Open Door, based in West New York.” She also celebrates her birthday every year at the Hoboken Shelter by getting her friends together, collecting money, and cooking a meatloaf dinner for the residents. “I believe that we all can really be the change we want to see in this world. As cliché as it sounds, it is true. When I am feeling frustrated by the world or politics, it makes me feel hopeful knowing I have done everything I can to improve the lives of others,” shared Litman.

January 4, 2019

I, your Editor in Chief Jenna, needed a little bit of a break from writing.

Why did I need a break? If you didn’t know, I work full time. My company did some rearranging and my workload got heavier, even though on paper it looks the same. Creativity needs to flow and I need be able to get into that groove. A lot of the GJC articles are creative, but also a little technical because we are writing interviews with other people. So, I have not had the creative juices because of how stressful work was, but I have absolutely thought about it almost everyday. Also, while people might write for me, editing still takes focus that I truthfully have not had.

Even though I stopped writing, I was able to continue to produce Growing in Jersey City events because many of the events we do repeat throughout...

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